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Reading Lists: Building your list in SULIS

Simple Steps to Create a Reading List

The five steps to creating/editing your reading list: are:

Step 1: Find your reading list in SULIS 

Step 2 : Update your existing list or create a new one

Step 3: Add items from the library's collections to your list, remove items you no longer deem relevant

Step 4: Tag any items you want the library to try and purchase with the 'Essential Reading' tag

Step 5: Press Library Review to send your list to the library for review 



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Finding your reading list in Sulis

In SULIS, scroll down the menus on the left side until you see 'Reading List'. It should be there by default but if not, go to Site Info / Manage Tools.

Scroll down the list, to External Tools and and you will find the reading list tool there. Place a ‘tick’ beside the tool you want to make visible, press Continue AND Finish. 

You can reorganise the tools on the left most menu in SULIS, to move  'Reading List' up higher so that it is more visible for students. Remember to scroll down again to select 'save' when you make a change.


If you are a course instructor on the module, you will see your reading list on each module site.  If you do not see your module reading list,  please contact the library via Ask Us or send an email to 

Searching for a reading list

Alternatively, you can access a reading list via the library homepage.  Open the Library's Supporting Teaching page and select the box called 'Reading Lists'. Scroll down the page to  'Reading Lists for Staff - login'.  From here, you will be able to search for your module code and see and update your module reading list. 

Use the Find Lists tab on the left column to search for your module code. When found, add to 'My Lists'.  If you cannot find your module code, please contact Ask Us with your name, the module code and a member of the library team will respond to you to make sure you can see/edit your reading list.